If you live in the United States, chances are the government thinks you might be a terrorist

By End the Lie

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has routinely released their “Communities Against Terrorism” advisories in the form of fliers which encourage the public to report suspicious activity, something which the DHS has heavily promoted under their “See Something, Say Something” citizen spying program.

Through releasing these fliers, the FBI has effectively made most activities possible indicators of terrorism. Many of these are so innocuous it is almost laughable to think of them as hints of terrorist activity.

These are intended to make the people of the United States live in a constant state of fear, constantly on the lookout for non-existent terrorists lurking behind every corner.

This also helps create a culture of citizen spying in which neighbors are reporting each other for what would otherwise never be considered noteworthy activities.

Thus, it makes it much easier for the government to track down supposed dissidents since just about everything they do is likely to be considered suspicious when applying all of the absurd guidelines promoted by the FBI.

A recent article on Activist Post runs down some of these fliers and the supposedly suspicious activity which they bring to the public’s attention and when one reads all of these 25 fliers it becomes clear that just about everything could be considered an indicator of possible terrorist activity.

The most consistent thing amongst the many fliers is the demonization of anyone attempting to maintain any degree of privacy.

Essentially, if you demand privacy in nearly any situation and the employees have been brainwashed by government propaganda, it is likely the case that they will be highly suspicious, even when it is completely unwarranted.

However, you should also be regarded as suspicious if you ask too many questions about just about anything, according to the FBI. Apparently you can’t either be curious or demand that your privacy be respected.

Another factor which is consistently regarded as suspicious is if customers have traveled a long distance, meaning that you might be involved in terrorist activity if you ever go on vacation.

They also target people with any beliefs whatsoever, as being politically active or religious has apparently become an indicator of possible terrorist activity.

For instance, a flier given to places specializing in martial arts and paintball said one should be suspicious if an individual makes comments “regarding anti-US, radical theology, [or makes] vague or cryptic warnings” while these terms are never defined.

Nervousness is apparently another potential indicator of terrorist activity, as if people wouldn’t be nervous the first time they attended a martial arts class or played paintball.

Another consistent factor is the supposed suspiciousness of altering one’s appearance, even in ways as simple as shaving a beard or changing one’s hair color.

Most of the fliers also incorporate distance in one way or another, which is especially ridiculous when it comes to internet cafes.

Many people use internet cafes while traveling if they do not want to go through the hassle of lugging a computer with them on vacation, yet somehow the FBI actually thinks this is suspicious.

Paying with cash seems to be a consistent factor amongst all of these fliers as well, as it seems the government believes we should be in a cashless society.

This only makes sense as it is much easier to track an individual’s activities if they are all recorded through a credit or debit card, whereas cash is not as easily traced.

All of this together paints a disturbing picture of a government so deeply paranoid that it seeks to instill this nonsensical paranoia in every single person in the United States.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the people of the United States are the enemy, with domestic military and law enforcement drills on the rise; the passage of legislation which allows American citizens to be held indefinitely without charge or trial; the assassination of American citizens with no justification whatsoever, let alone due process; the increasing use of drones domestically; the criminalization of our children; and so much more.

Unless the people of the United States begin to push back against this wave of tyranny, I expect that it will only continue to expand and get considerably worse so long as we let it happen.

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9 Responses to If you live in the United States, chances are the government thinks you might be a terrorist

  1. Anon February 7, 2012 at 2:35 AM

    Homeland security is making us INsecure!

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  2. Mark February 8, 2012 at 12:37 AM

    Guess I need to stop using cash! lol

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  3. Person March 1, 2012 at 7:59 AM

    I am a terrorist because I change my hair color, travel a far distance to go to a cafe, am nervous for a karate class, want my privacy respected, pay with cash, and have a strong political opinion and am extremely religious. beware.

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  4. Amy Turner March 6, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Sometimes we have to suffer a bit for all the luxuries a democracy brings. At least being in the US is a far cry to the fates of those in Serbia and other war-ravaged countries. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.

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  5. Tonto March 15, 2013 at 10:08 PM

    > @Amy “Sometimes we have to suffer a bit for all the luxuries a democracy brings.”

    You might suffer much more if you end up in the wrong database:

    A New York serial killer dubbed “the cannibal cop” (and two accomplices) recently used state & federal police databases to compile detailed profiles on more than 100 women which they planned to kidnap and murder (before the perp was caught by his wife.) In other news, countless people have been victimized by identity thieves who filed bogus tax returns. Among the perpetrators are legitimate tax return preparers and even police officers who used government databases to find suitable victims. All of this is just the tip of the iceberg:

    Various state and federal agents have been caught using these databases for personal reasons that have nothing to do with homeland security, including the stalking of women they encountered at random. The creation of massive public and private databases which profile every citizen has astounding abuse potential which cannot be discounted, and there are too many cases to document here. There is absolutely nothing wrong with people who respect traditional ways of living and choose not to use credit cards or national identification numbers.

    > @Amy “At least being in the US is a far cry to the fates of those in Serbia and other war-ravaged countries. I wouldn’t want to be in their shoes.”

    That is no excuse for neglecting to speak up when corporate fascists attempt to eliminate the right to privacy and due process of law. However, I recognize the possibility that your comment was just an excuse to post a link to your company web site, which promotes credit cards and shares member information with banks and marketing agencies that develop these databases.

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  6. ovni March 16, 2013 at 4:08 AM

    [ when one reads all of these 25 fliers it becomes clear that just about everything could be considered an indicator of possible terrorist activity ]

    First they gave us the color-coded “terror alert” fiasco. Then it was the sporadic press releases with no specific or credible threat, a.k.a. “wire hype”. Now it’s these ridiculous fliers. At this point it should be obvious that the state’s primary objective is to terrorize the public to every extent possible. If everyone is fearful and suspicious of others, and they regard the state as their protector, they do not organize and protest against tyranny and corruption. So the state is the primary beneficiary of terrorism. While no sane person is going to take this propaganda seriously, it does reveal the bizarre thought patterns of the psychopaths in charge as they desperately try to figure out what buttons to press to herd the sheep and get the results they desire.

    [ The most consistent thing amongst the many fliers is the demonization of anyone attempting to maintain any degree of privacy. Essentially, if you demand privacy in nearly any situation and the employees have been brainwashed by government propaganda, it is likely the case that they will be highly suspicious, even when it is completely unwarranted. ]

    Excellent point. The fascist state wants to train citizens to behave like zombies who attack anyone that defends the principle of human rights and due process of law. But most of the activities and behaviors described in these fliers are exhibited by public officials, like traveling often and taking frequent vacations, being politically active, asserting your privacy in various situations, using hair coloring, and expressing some religious or political belief. Furthermore, every one of these fliers represents a “vague or cryptic warning” that big brother’s spies are watching you at all times (so don’t you dare criticize government policies). Someday these things will be traded by historians & collectors, for they are the American equivalent of Nazi memorabilia.

    [ Paying with cash seems to be a consistent factor amongst all of these fliers as well, as it seems the government believes we should be in a cashless society. ]

    This represents an attempt to suppress local barter currencies (which keep the wealth circulating within the local economy, instead of placing it into the hands of Wall Street bankers who are “too big to jail.”) It also serves to perpetuate their ponzi-scheme economy, because fractional reserve policies allow the banks to loan out many times what they have on deposit, and they cannot do that if you cash a check instead of depositing it. They also want to sell information about your income and purchasing habits, or funnel the data to spy agencies. The banks could voluntarily freeze your accounts for political reasons, like they did to WikiLeaks. The IRS could also demand the same thing, and the banks will comply without a court order. But it should be mentioned that alternative currencies like Bitcoin, Ripple and GoldMoney may permit you to enjoy the convenience of going cashless to some extent without directly supporting corrupt financial institutions and waiving your constitutional rights. Participating retailers will find this gives them a competitive advantage in the marketplace too.

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  7. scott August 27, 2013 at 3:55 PM

    I just can’t believe what I am reading but I will confirm from personal experience, that I am, and have, gone through the same BS. I will share in the proper forum if you guide me there. Thanks

    Scott

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  8. scott August 27, 2013 at 3:56 PM

    I just can’t believe what I am reading but I will confirm from personal experience, that I am, and have, gone through the same BS. I will share in the proper forum if you guide me there. Thanks

    Scott

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  9. scott August 27, 2013 at 3:57 PM

    Scott

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